MassDOT’s recent live virtual public hearing answered why the reconstruction, what will happen, and the effect on traffic. The +/- 1.2 miles from the intersection at Jug End Rd to the Mount Washington border shows failing pavement, a narrow roadway with no shoulders, obsolete guardrails, steep drop-offs, poor drainage, and erosion. Construction will install/upgrade guardrails, widen the road (10 ft lanes with 2 ft shoulders). Improve banking, increase sight distance, and upgrade drainage with 8” wide ditches, curbing, new catch basins, and new cross culverts. During construction, one-lane traffic will be maintained at all times, temporary signals will control traffic, access to driveways will be maintained, and two-way traffic will be restored at the end of the construction season/winter. Find out more on the Highway Department page.